I feel excited and blessed to have SAA in Tucson for my son. I agree with some of the negative reviews. There is a few hours of home work every night! Its called working for an education. Yes there are teachers from other countries with costumes on! Its called diversity and cultural understanding. We are in a global economy from engineering to wallstreet.
This school is horrible. I have been going for 2 years and hate it! Some teachers are cool but a lot of them have some "custumes" in their country of origin that we don't know about and they discipline on those custumes. They give way too much homework for little things. I get soo much homework that I only get 2 hours a day to do other thing besides homework. I wouldn't really recommend it as the first choice of a school.
A great school for academically minded students. The school also offers many extracurricular activities and afterschool clubs.
Exellent school for advanced kids in math and science. Excellent teachers as well. Come to see fit for your self.
Sonoran Science Academy is, by far, the best school in Tucson! ALL of the curriculum is outstanding- not just the science and math. The teachers and staff make it abundantly clear that they care about each student and family, and work tirelessly to enable each student to reach their fullest potential. The clubs, contests and other extracurricular activities are superb. This school welcomes parental involvement with enthusiasm. We have a son in the middle school and couldn't be more pleased. This school is uniquely adept at meeting the needs of the gifted/highly performing students. We also love the diverse cultures that are represented at this school, which have enlarged and enriched our son's world view and overall education. Communication between parents and staff is also excellent. We are so grateful to have this school in Tucson! THANK YOU, SSA!
I have been attending this school for more than five years and have really enjoyed the challenging curriculum, but I find the extra curricular activities more enticing. I am on the school's math and robotics teams and I love how the teachers are so dedicated and are willing to spend after-school time and Saturdays to help.
SSA provides a multifude of opportunities for students to be successful in their future.
This is our first year at Sonoran Science Academy and we have been extremely pleased with the school so far. The curriculum is challenging, the teachers are dedicated, the staff is wonderful and the student body as a whole is respectful and bright. This is the first year that our son has actually enjoyed school, and it is considerably harder than the public school that we moved him from. Even with the harder curriculum our son is doing better than in the past and his grades have improved. We have had several of the teachers in our home to answer any questions we may have and ALL the teachers have been very available to us. The sense of community at this school is just unbelievable. They offer free tutoring and a lot of excellent clubs and sports to give the kids a well rounded education. Moving our son to Sonoran Science is by far one of the best decisions that we have made.
I love Sonoran Science Academy because they offer an excellent education to all of their students regardless of what each student is interested in. Two of my children are really into math and science but they are encouraged to excell at language arts, history, and and music. My oldest is a writer and excells in the drama/musical theatre program at SSA but she does very well in math and science because of the teachers and administration at SSA. When something needs to get done at SSA the parent association is there to help no matter what. There is no question that SSA is where my 3 children belong.
Sonoran Science Academy has an excellent academic program that encourages the entire family to be a part of it's success!
The education my daughter is getting is exceptional. The teachers really care about the kids not just a paycheck
In the elementary division, the staff, teachers, and monitors are very professional and ethical. They are always in the drop off area welcoming your child every day, non-stop. That is how dedicate the school to enforce love, family values, and oneness. I salute the school and I hope more more school in Arizona are like this school--Quality education, highly professional and ethical teachers, and responsive leaders/principals both Elem and MS/HS
Professionally run, the school creates as atmosphere of commraderie, co-operation, and the challenge to always do your best. There are many opportunities to succeed. Two of my three children attended SSA and both excelled and were supported, nutured, and challenged. They were on the math team, basketball team, drama productions, and robotics team. It is a safe and culturally diverse enviroment.
because everybody working for SSA is committed to teaching and education from heart
SSA is a great school all around, especially taking into consideration Arizona school funding is nearly the worst in the US.
My child was a student for a number of years, but will not be returning. I chose this school for the academics and my child was happy until last year. I am now incredibly disappointed in the lack of organization, preparation and, certainly, the mishandling of multiple, escalating and serious incidents of bullying perpetrated against my child. The administration's failure to act created a hostile learning environment for my child. The school failed to follow their own discipline matrix and failed to protect my child. The last incident involved the local authorities and at that point I discovered that this school has no anti-bullying program, albeit current law does not require they participate in this. I have previously made a number of recommendations to parents to enroll their child in this school, however now I would caution any parent considering this school in particular to re-think their priorities.
This is a good school but not a good fit for my daughter. She was in a gifted program before she joined this school and was placed in a higher grade Math and Language Arts. But the teachers could not handle her needs and she became bored and this effected her organization skills and became worse towards the end of the school year. I don't think teachers in her home grade as well as extended took any notice or care to improve that. On the contrary, the teacher started blaming my daughter for her degraded performance. They assume kids to be self motivated and have their goals well defined. The teachers were of no positive influence on my daughter. Needless to say she's not going back.
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